October 15, 2013, 5:14 p.m. ETWSJ - Trial starts in Chevron's bid to nix $18B judgmentQuoteDonziger's attorney, Richard Friedman, portrayed Donziger as a hero to the plaintiffs, who were injured by oil pollution left by Texaco, Chevron's predecessor oil company in Ecuador. Texaco operated an oil consortium from 1972 to 1990 in the Amazon and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron in 2001."He was trying to hold a multi-national corporation responsible for the environmental harm to a third-world country," Friedman said. "He's here because he managed to get justice for his clients."I - Ecuador: Villagers try again to hold Chevron to $18bn rulingQuoteThe 2011 judgment against Chevron is one of the biggest rulings ever for environmental damage. The legal case has spanned nearly two decades and is being watched closely by multinationals accused of pollution elsewhere in the world.more . . .
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